RuPaul gives us comic book realness on the just-teased cover of Bluewater Comic's latest Female Force installment. We've covered Bluewater's celebration of female divas before, but RuPaul's upcoming issue untucks new territory for the comic book brand.
From a press release:
Female Force: RuPaul, in stores in July, follows the self-described “Supermodel of the World” from his time as a time as a struggling musician and dancer through his first big break as a gender-bending drag queen in the B52s “Love Shack” music video. The issue will also cover his journey to fame as well as the outreach he does.
The issue, written by Michael Troy and penciled Nathan Girten, also delves into RuPaul’s personal life as an openly gay performer and his many public trials and tribulations including the 1993 furor in upstaging and insulting legendary comic Milton Berle on live TV and his cult-like following for his reality show “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”
Why, exactly, is the world's most famous drag queen starring in a series about powerful women?
"He is comfortable in his own skin and is happy to let anyone within earshot know that," says Bluewater president Darren G. Davis. "The fact he chooses his public persona to be female, emphasizes that he stays true to his own concept of self. And that solidifies RuPaul as a female force.”
RuPaul's Female Force issue from Bluewater Comics hits stores in July.